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Truc Lam

Near Tuyen Lam Lake, Dalat 61000, Vietnam
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Ranked #2 of 22 attractions in Dalat
Type: Forests, Religious Sites
Description: This popular working religious complex, completed in 1994, includes a shrine and a monastery.
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Canaan, NY
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33 reviews 33 reviews
5 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

Even though I'm terrified of heights, even I had to recognize that the cable-car ride to Truc Lam was a remarkable experience not to be missed. Each group of passengers gets its own car (up to 4 people -- I was traveling alone, so I had a car to myself), and it's a long enough ride so you see some... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014 via mobile

Return ticket cost 70,000VND which we thought was very cheap. The view along the way was beautiful with pine trees within reach. We did not visit any temple when we reached Truc Lam but went straight to the lake. Scenery was good and we took many great pictures there. Didn't stay long though as we wanted to catch the cable... More

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New Germany, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

We took a cable car from town, about 20 minutes. Walked down to lake, then back up and roundtrip cable car. View is amazing, but fun enough:)

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

Catch the cable car across the mountain tops and valleys below to the Bamboo Forest Meditation Centre (Thien Vien Truc Lam) some 2-3 kms away. As usual in Vietnam the landscaping of the surrounding gardens is magnificent. Some interesting photo ops about and worth the visit to break up your day.

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Melbourne, Australia
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24 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

Catch the cable car across the mountain tops and valleys below to the Bamboo Forest Meditation Centre (Thien Vien Truc Lam) some 2-3 kms away. As usual in Vietnam the landscaping of the surrounding gardens is magnificent. Some interesting photo ops about and worth the visit to break up your day.

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Tataouine, Tunisia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

This pagoda is a gem to visit. The temple is lovely as are the other buildings there. If you love flowers this is your place. The grounds are beautifully landscaped with gorgeous specimen plants. It was fun to see so many we have at home. There are a number of bonsai made from a variety of trees and plants.

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Paraparaumu, New Zealand
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34 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2014

A great ride in the cable car to some beautiful grounds with many buildings and gardens. It is a working monastery so monks are walking around and enjoy stopping for a chat. The lake at the bottom was worth a walk to. Pleasant and serene surroundings. Great on the return trip on the cable car watching the storm clouds come... More

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Port Hedland, Australia
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6 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2014

We really enjoyed out half day out here. Easy taxi ride (50,000 VD) from the centre of DaLat. The cable car was enjoyable & quite serene (70,000 VD per person return) - I wasn't expecting it to be so modern. The grounds, temple & surrounding buildings are lovely. A 15 minute stroll to the lake/dam was worth the view. It... More

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Brisbane
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179 helpful votes 179 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2014

We arrived at Truc Lam by cable car - the ride was very enjoyable. There was hardly anybody using the cable car, so we had no problems in having a car to ourselves. Truc Lam is a pagoda, monastery, meditation and education centre. There are many monks and novice monks wandering around and tending the temples. The gardens around the... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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10 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2014

Truc Lam was positively crawling with tourists (it's a national holiday today in Vietnam), but despite that the temple was beautiful and peaceful. It's not exactly a historic site having been built in the early 90s, but the gardens are lush, and the views from the cable car are beautiful! We only had a few hours before our bus left... More

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